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Treignac

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Treignac is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.During the Hundred Years' War it was pillaged by Rodrigo de Villandrando.Treignac Treignac, designated :('most beautiful villages of France') History Treignac is a most typically French town retaining much of its medieval character, situated on the banks of the Vezzere river on one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella the burial place of St James the Apostle along the way known as the Via Lemovicensis and crosses the 13th-century bridge over the river.Founded around 800 AD its first Chateau or Castle was built around the year 1000 on an inaccessible rock outcrop on a loop of the Vezere and at the same time the city walls were commenced of which the Chabirande gate of the 13th century still survives although the ramparts were destroyed at the start of the 19th century.The Chateau was the stronghold of the lands of the Medieval dynasty the Vicomte de Comborn, who had as its first head the man known as Archambaud the butcher as result of his cruel ruleDuring the Middle Ages the houses were mainly built around the churches of Saint martin, Saint Leoban Saint-Léobon and Saint Jean now disappeared. The current Parish Church is the church of Our lady built originally in the 13C in Romanesque style and formerly part of the Chateau it was originally known as Notre-Dame-de-la-Basse-Cour and later Notre-Dame-des-Bans. when rebuilt in 1471 The bell tower was built in 1602 and one door in the style of Louis XIII (1610-16430 ) remains.In more modern times the Finot bridge was built in 1824 and the Bargy bridge in 1840. The POC railway line from Seihac to treignac was built in 1904 but closed in 1970 and
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